Welcome to Permablitz Melbourne!

Make a small-scale wicking bed

Wicking beds are well-known as a water-efficient way to grow your plants. Our backyard is one-third concrete, and as such wicking beds and wicking pots have been the best ways for us to grow in...

Permablitz #198 – Newport

This blitz was the result of a super-powered team-up with the Country Women’s Association, My Smart Garden and little old us – and with our combined efforts we made this Newport yard and verge more sustainable – and more edible!

Propagating from cuttings

A truly cost-effective way to get new plants from the ones you already have is to propagate from cuttings. Here’s some simple tips to help you do it!

Permablitz #197 – Meadow Heights

Noura and Barry are a young couple in a new suburban house on about 1300 m2, with a sloping backyard with a bit of couch and oxalis, and an old shed but not much else. A blank canvas ready for some serious plantings!

Rocoto Tree Chilli

In Melbourne, Rocoto is one chilli plant that can be grown all year round. Whilst severe or successive frosts can damage the plant, it usually recovers sufficiently to grow even bigger the next year.

Feverfew

The feverfew herb was used in the past to treat a variety of conditions such as headaches, arthritis, and as the name implies, fever!